ACHICA > Jane Rushton
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The paintings of Jane Rushton are as much about an inner landscape as they are about an outer one. They reflect her fieldwork in the northernmost environment - the Arctic. Through the layering and handing of the paint, the paintings develop in a quiet and meditative way. The elusive nature of the colour is a result of the layering process, and is accentuated in the areas where there is a build-up of texture. This elusiveness is a central aspect in the meaning of the work. The squares and rectangles that appear in some of the paintings act as punctuation, giving emphasis to certain ‘moments’ in the painting process. The main aim is to create a ‘breathing space’, wherein there can be found a stillness that is restorative and meaningful. With her total commitment, passion for her practice, and the creation of such beautiful pieces, it is no surprise that Jane’s paintings now hang in private collections around the world.